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Noun blessing has 5 senses
  1. blessing, approval, approving - the formal act of giving approval; "he gave the project his blessing"; "his decision merited the approval of any sensible person"
    --1 is a kind of support
    --1 has particulars:
     adoption, acceptance, acceptation, espousal; backing, backup, championship, patronage; admiration, appreciation; reward, reinforcement
  2. blessing, boon - a desirable state; "enjoy the blessings of peace"; "a spanking breeze is a boon to sailors"
    --2 is a kind of good fortune, good luck
    --2 has particulars: mercy
  3. grace, blessing, thanksgiving - a short prayer of thanks before a meal
    --3 is a kind of prayer, petition, orison; thanks
  4. benediction, blessing - a ceremonial prayer invoking divine protection
    --4 is a kind of prayer, petition, orison
    --4 has particulars: benison
    Derived form: verb bless1
  5. blessing, benediction - the act of praying for divine protection
    --5 is a kind of prayer, supplication
    Derived form: verb bless1
Verb bless has 4 senses
  1. bless - give a benediction to; "The dying man blessed his son"
    --1 is one way to
    raise, conjure, conjure up, invoke, evoke, stir, call down, arouse, bring up, put forward, call forth
    Antonyms: curse, beshrew, damn, bedamn, anathemize, anathemise, imprecate, maledict
    Derived forms: noun blessing4, noun blessing5
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  2. bless - confer prosperity or happiness on
    --2 is one way to
    confer, bestow
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
  3. bless, sign - make the sign of the cross over someone in order to call on God for protection; consecrate
    --3 is one way to gesticulate, gesture, motion
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  4. consecrate, bless, hallow, sanctify - render holy by means of religious rites
    --4 is one way to declare
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
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